Brexit



Think tank may seek judicial review of government's stance on EEA and Brexit

UK government ministers could face a legal challenge from a pro-EU think tank that argues Brexit does not mean the UK must quit the European Economic Area (EEA).

Published 29 November 2016

Frances Fitzgerald and Claire Sugden tackle co-operation and Brexit in north-south meeting

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald met Northern Ireland's Justice Minister Claire Sugden in Dublin yesterday to discuss ongoing north-south co-operation in policing and criminal justice matters.

Published 24 November 2016

Brexit fallout knocks confidence among Irish legal firms

Confidence among Irish law firms has taken a hit over the past year, according to a new survey, with a majority of firms fearing the longer-term impact of the UK's Brexit vote.

Published 21 November 2016

Brexit challenge breaks new ground after referral to UKSC

A challenge to Brexit has broken new ground in becoming the first civil case in Northern Ireland's history to be referred to the UK Supreme Court by the Court of Appeal, lawyers have said.

Published 21 November 2016

Devolution questions relating to Brexit case referred to Supreme Court

Attorney General John Larkin QC has asked the UK Supreme Court to address questions raised by the failed challenge to the Brexit process by a cross-party group of MLAs.

Published 18 November 2016

UK: Lady Hale will 'absolutely not' consider recusal following Brexit case remarks

Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court, Lady Hale, has said she would “absolutely not” recuse herself from the Brexit case following her public remarks on it.

Published 17 November 2016

UK to opt into new Europol framework despite Brexit vote

The UK government has said it plans to opt in to the new Europol framework in spite of the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

Published 16 November 2016

EU legislation may have to be replaced before Brexit, Lady Hale says ahead of UKSC ruling

EU legislation may have to be replaced wholesale before Brexit, according Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court, Lady Hale.

Published 16 November 2016

UKSC: Full bench to hear Brexit appeal

The UK Supreme Court has now received formal notification of the UK government’s intention to appeal the High Court’s decision of 3 November in the case of R (on the application of Miller & Dos Santos) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.

Published 9 November 2016

Brexit case listed before Belfast High Court as leapfrog appeal considered

Raymond McCord’s Brexit case has been listed before Belfast High Court to determine the method of appeal and could result in it being heard directly by the UK Supreme Court.

Published 8 November 2016

Geoffrey Bindman and Lord Judge unimpressed with Lord Chancellor's defence of Brexit judges

A former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales and a top solicitor have criticised the Lord Chancellor over her response to the media outcry against judges in the High Court following their judgment in the Brexit case.

Published 8 November 2016

Two dozen NI solicitors admitted to Irish roll since Brexit vote

Nearly two dozen Northern Ireland solicitors have been admitted to the roll in Ireland following the Brexit vote, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

Published 7 November 2016

NI Blog: Brexit update after English challenge succeeds

Patrick Brown, managing partner at Tughans, gives an update on the legal challenges to Brexit.

Published 4 November 2016

NI Blog: Brexit and the enforcement of foreign judgments

Charles Stuart of Cleaver Fulton Rankin Solicitors explores the impact of Brexit on enforcing judgments in Northern Ireland.

Published 2 November 2016

Applications challenging Brexit rejected in Belfast High Court

In the High Court in Belfast, Justice Maguire dismissed two judicial review challenges in Northern Ireland to the way the Government intends to invoke Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union to trigger withdrawal from the EU.

Published 1 November 2016